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Global Experiences

At Country Day, a deep and varied international travel program offers Middle and Upper School students the chance to participate in people-to-people connections and academic and cultural immersion experiences on six continents. Explore the opportunities that await our students.

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At Country Day, global mindedness is about far more than travel. It's about building bridges and providing students with opportunities to embrace other people, cultures, and places. Our curriculum is infused with connection-making opportunities.

Quebec Sister School Exchange

Sixth-grade students experience French-Canadian culture, interact with peers, and attend Quebec's world famous Winter Carnival in North America's oldest walled city.

Costa Rica Sister School Exchange

Seventh-grade students taking Spanish immerse themselves in the language and culture of Costa Rica through a homestay in San José and discover the rich biodiversity of this beautiful country.

London Soccer Experience

Students take in London's rich historical, literary, and artistic history by day, while enjoying fine drama at night.

England Creatives Arts Sister School Exchange

Eighth graders cultivate their talents, through mentorship in a British School, while being inspired by the culture and history of England and making connections with their Southampton host family.

Paths to Peace Academic Experience

Middle School students participate in a Model United Nations Conference in Paris while also exploring European sites significant to understanding peacemaking efforts throughout the past century.

Italy Arts Academic Experience

Through the Italy Artist in Residence program, Upper School students enjoyed in-depth artistic expression and art appreciation in the medieval Tuscan village of Cortona.

Roads to Rome Latin Experience

Middle School students are exposed to rich cultural roots of the Latin language through an exploration of Ancient Rome sites in Italy. They discover art and architecture first-hand and imagine what it was like to live in Ancient Rome.

Greece Academic Experience

Upper School students take in ancient wonders and modern influences as they cross between two cultures linked though rich historical ties, yet challenged by modern political differences.

Morocco Academic Experience

Upper School students are exposed to the rich North African traditions as they travel across Saharan sands and rugged mountains, through winding markets, and cities steeped in history.

South Africa Service Experience

Upper School students confronted the complexity of life in post-Apartheid South Africa while contributing to the growth of a small township village through educational service initiatives.

China Cultural Experience

Upper School students encounter one of the world's oldest civilizations through homestay experiences, culinary explorations, and exposure to a wide range of man-made and natural wonders.

Iceland Environmental Science Experience

Students investigate the environmental sciences in a culture shaped by its unique geography and geology.


Scotland Theater Arts Academic Experience

Performing arts students showcase their skills on the international stage at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in the midst of a global arts experience.

Edinburgh Festival Scotland

Hungary Service Experience

Students encounter the rich culture of Hungary and Central Europe while providing English language instruction to young people in a rural village.

Hungary Service Trip

Japan Cultural Experience

Students investigate the island nation’s rich culture and history. They focus on interacting with local residents in Hiroshima and Tokyo.

Japan Student Experience

India Academic Experience

Students experience Indian culture through a service project with local residents.

India Student Experience

Australia Environmental Science Experience

With a focus on environmental science, students are exposed to Australia’s rich natural habitat, while also exploring its history, culture, and lifestyle.


Peru Sister School Exchange

Eighth grade students of Spanish sharpen their language skills and participate in Peruvian culture through a homestay with a peer in Charlotte’s sister city of Arequipa. 

Peru Sister Exchange

Martinique French Language Immersion Experience

Upper School students immerse themselves in the French language, explore the rich culture and history of the island of Martinique, and participate in family life through homestay.

Martinique Student Experience
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